The United States and World War II

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The United States is one of the largest military powerhouses of the world. Even though the U.S. has gained this reputation the country will put off actually having to use their Army to interact in any type of war around the world. The United States stays neutral in any war its allies are in until it gets dragged in or has to become evolved. That is exactly what happened in the 1940’s during World War II. The United States has stayed neutral in this war for almost three years before The Empire of Japan Waged war against The United States by attacking the naval base of Pearl harbor in December of 1941. This was one of the major points so far in World War II which then turned this war into a global war. That day lead to the use of the first atomic bomb use the world has ever seen. After The naval base of pearl harbor was attacked and bombed by the Japanese army, The American view of Japan was altered in addition with the need to end the war caused the U.S. to drop the Atomic Bomb on the Cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” (Roosevelt n.d.) FDR released this statement in his address to the American public after finding out news of the attack on Pearl Harbor. After this address he gave the term ‘date which will live in infamy’ became associated with the attack of Pearl Harbor. December 7th, 1941 was the day the Untied states official entered World War II. On that day at 6:00 am, The Japanese army and navy unleashed an attack on the Naval base of Pearl Harbor located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
At the time Japan attacked the United States, the U.S. was a ...

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...war with Japan, they also got revenge for the attack at Pearl Harbor. “On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the world's first atom bomb, over the city of Hiroshima.” (Website n.d.) As a result of the direct blast over 80,000 people died instantly, 35,000 others were injured. Another 60,000 people died by the end of 1945 from radioactive effects of the bomb. President Truman believed that because the Japanese did not agree to the unconditional surrender, The only way to end this war with Japan was to drop the atomic bomb. Three days later, an American bomber jet dropped a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki. This attack killed around 40,000 people. Soon After the dropping of the bombs, Japanese Emperor Hirohito declared Japans unconditional surrender. That day, August 15, is now known as V-J Day.
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